Harris Reviews in Lees Summit, MO

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Pros
  • Good work/life balance - 9/80 work week (every other Friday off) (in 43 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be good when not on long travel assignments (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has forgotten that programs are won based on a competitive technical edge (in 18 reviews)

  • Work life balance is rarely balanced and never to the "life" side (in 8 reviews)

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    Good Job for international students, but be prepared to train your outsourced replacement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lees Summit, MO

    I have been working at Harris full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place for international students. Offers a good internship program and H1B-Visa sponsorship.

    Flexible hours.
    Excellent work-life balance.
    A lot of vacation time.
    Excellent Co-Workers and friendly managers.
    Ability to work remotely.
     Good retirement plan and match.

    Cons

    pay is average.

    health care plan is good but costly.

    A few exciting development projects when first joining but then work becomes mostly maintenance and bug fixing.

    Moving up the ladder is slow, but possible.

     Be prepared to train your replacement for several months. Upper Management likes to out source your job once they see that your work is complete.
     You can avoid this by becoming a crucial client-facing customer technical contact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the creative ideas of Engineers working in the field that can lead to new revenue growing prospects.

    Keep quality people, and don't feel the need to always cut cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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